Winter 2016 Chess Tournament

South Central Service Cooperative (SCSC) and Mankato Community Education/Recreation (CER) partnered Dec. 27 to offer the Winter Chess Lessons and Tournament at Dakota Meadows Middle School to students from across south central Minnesota. 

Twenty-four students in grades K-9 from multiple schools in Edina, Mankato, Mapleton, Minnesota Lake, Northfield and St. Peter competed in primary, elementary and secondary divisions based on grade levels. The tournament was a Swiss-style tournament in which students are not eliminated. SCSC and CER feel these tournaments foster a competitive spirit without discouraging young players from continuing to play chess. 

All players received a participation certificate. Ribbons were also awarded to top students in their grade level and medals were awarded to primary, elementary and secondary division champions.

For information about area chess tournaments or starting a chess club in your school or community, please contact Mary Hillmann: or Melanie Schmidt:

Congratulations to the students that participated! 
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